September 30, 2016

CDC: Pork Salmonella Outbreak Was One of Washington’s Largest

A 2015 Salmonella outbreak linked to whole roasted pork was one of the largest in Washington state's history, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The outbreak sickened 184 people in Washington, one person on Alaska, two people in California, two people in Idaho and three people in Oregon. The outbreak was linked to meat from rom Kapowsin Meats of Graham, Wash. There were two outbreak strains -both antibiotic resistant, Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- and Salmonella Infantis. Thirty people were hospitalized. Most of those who became ill reported attending events where whole pigs were roasted before they became symptomatic. Salmonella causes symptoms including nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea and fever which … [Read more...]

Largest Multistate Food Poisoning Outbreaks 2015: #3 Pork

A Salmonella outbreak linked to pork from Kapowsin Meats of Graham, Wash. was the third-largest multistate food poisoning outbreak of 2015. The outbreak, which sickened 192 people in five states from April 25, 2015 to October 10, 2015, was announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in August. The antibiotic resistant outbreak strains of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- and Salmonella Infantis hospitalized 30 people. Most of the illnesses occurred in Washington. By state, the case count was as follows: Alaska (1), California (2), Idaho (2), Oregon (3) and Washington (184). Most of those sickened reported attending events where whole pigs were roasted before they became ill. Salmonella symptoms include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea and … [Read more...]

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